Syd Barrett passed away. (Thanks to Ben Goldacre for the link to the video, which came several days ago, but takes on a special irony today.)
He will be greatly missed just as he has been since the late 60's
For what it's worth, I cried when Frank Sinatra died. We all have our moments.
btw...you all know that "My Way" was actually written by the frenchmen Claude Fran?ois and Jacques Revaux, and is titled "Comme d'habitude", right? Most Americans don't.
In any case, the world didn't come to a shuddering stop when he released Duets, dumbing down his catalog for Gloria Estefan, Kenny G, and (gasp, choke) Bono. Ye gods, what a terrible album. Syd Barrett would have only improved it. They should have done "My Boy Bill" or some other Sinatra deep cut. Of course, Phil "would you like that with extra sheen" Ramone would have ruined it with his annoyingly smooth production. "Get out the belt sander! There's still some life left in this track! Get that Bossendorfer grand out of here and bring me a DX7!"
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